Christmas Parade Applications, Holiday Events to Look Forward To
It’s the season to apply to be in the Bluffton fifty-first Christmas parade. The parade application is live on the town’s website, townofbluffton.sc.gov, and applications will be accepted until Friday, November 11. Entries are first come, first served; please note there is a limit of 125 entries for the 2022 parade. Submit your application as soon as possible!
The town is asking parade entrants to give a donation to the Bluffton Lutzie 43 Charitable Fund, in lieu of an entry fee. Your donation will help fund scholarships for Bluffton’s students as well as support the town’s safe driving campaign, to reduce/eliminate vehicle causalities and fatalities in Bluffton.
Donating in lieu of an entry fee is an effort to streamline the application process and use the spirit of the Christmas Parade to help our neighbors remain safe year-round. Please donate in an amount of your choice via: cflowcountry.civicore.com/BlufftonLutzie43. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, a non-profit organization, manages these funds, and donations are tax-deductible.
The Christmas parade has always been one of the town’s most attended and cherished events and marks the official kickoff to the holiday season. It is a way to express our eclectic energy and create memories for every family here.
As with every year, this parade will happen, rain or shine, the first weekend of December. The event will only be canceled if the Town of Bluffton deems weather conditions as unsafe, so mark your calendars for December 3, beginning at 10 a.m.
Bluffton’s Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., Friday, December 2, at Martin Family Park, followed by Santa’s Workshop at DuBois Park’s Pavilion. The movie, The Grinch, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Family Park. Please bring blankets and/or chairs. Martin Family Park and DuBois Park are adjacent to each other on Boundary Street in the Historic District.
On behalf of Town Council and our staff, we look forward to decorating the parks, creating a holiday wonderland, and hosting the tree lighting and parade. These are the town’s gifts to you, our residents.